Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the art of design, curated by Martina Margetts is currently showing the Design Museum and is well worth a visit. Marcus Field, critic for the Evening Standard writes, “every design exhibition should be as thoughtful and engaging as this one”.
Daniel Weil is a designer, maker, thinker, teacher – and much more. After his arrival in London from Argentina in 1978 he attended, and then later taught at the RCA before setting up his own practice and then joining Pentagram as a partner in 1992.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Daniel over the past two years and in my time at Pentagram he redesigned the baby bottle, designed the FIDE official World Chess Set, and created a chronoscope to display the Olympic Legacy, just to name a few. And that’s only in a two year period. He has also supported Do The Green Thing and Hackney Laces, two organisations near and dear to me.
Daniel Weil is a man generous with his time and ideas and his exhibition is a testament to that. There you will see his inspiration, process and projects that span three decades of work. The exhibition is running until the 25th August so do go along and check it out.